Flood Relief

Each year, thousands of families are affected by flooding as a result of seasonal rains, melting snow pack and tropical storms. The LCMS’ disaster response ministry reaches out to those in need, building Lutheran capacity to provide physical and spiritual care in the name of Christ.
 
Since the 2011 floods in Minot, N.D., the LCMS has contributed, with the help of generous donors, nearly $575,000 for flood relief and recovery in North Dakota. In recent years, LCMS donors have responded generously to flooding in Iowa, Wisconsin, North Dakota, Tennessee, and as far away as Pakistan and Guatemala.

Recent Articles & Stories

Disaster Response – Reporter
‘Sharing’ newsletter – November 2020
Thursday, October 29, 2020 4:40:48 PM

Photo essay: Responding to Hurricane Laura in Louisiana
Friday, October 23, 2020 12:48:52 PM

Hurricane Sally response and recovery: A sprint becomes a marathon
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 3:38:46 PM

Hurricane Sally brings further destruction to southern LCMS districts
Saturday, September 19, 2020 9:17:23 AM

 

How to help
NOTE: Because the LCMS typically receives nearly half of its annual charitable support in the months of November and December, we encourage donors to prayerfully consider a gift to LCMS Disaster Response that is in addition to any planned year-end gift intended to help sustain the ongoing witness and mercy work of the Synod.

Gifts for Hurricane/Typhoon Relief


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Gifts for General Disaster Response

Your gifts for disaster response provide a constant resource of funds that can instantly be made available to help those affected by disaster.

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You may also give by mail:
Make checks payable to "The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod" with a memo line or note designating 'Hurricane/Typhoon Relief' OR 'Tornado Relief' OR 'Disaster Response'

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod
P.O. Box 66861
St. Louis MO 63166-6861

 

Or by phone:
888-930-4438

 

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